A lesson in parental engagement

Between tiger mums and pussy parents, there is a third way. The new findings of Pisa, a testing programme aimed at evaluating 15-year-old students by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, are good news for everyone.

Tuesday, 22 November, 2011, 12:00am

Blow to QEII as Victoire Pisa pulls out

The shock withdrawal of Dubai World Cup winner Victoire Pisa from the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup overshadowed the barrier draw for the BMW Champions Mile yesterday - as officials mourned the loss of yet another major player in the staying contest which has been decimated by defections.

22 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Write on

Montegrappa The first Italian pen manufacturer is celebrating the 11th anniversary of its historic Aphrodite Limited Edition collection. The anniversary pen is embellished with diamonds, rubies and precious stones and comes in a box inspired by the temple of Aphrodite in Rome.

5 May 2008 - 12:00am

Saving a Pisa history

You're walking along the main street in a town that you have not visited before. Suddenly you stop dead in your tracks: there's a building up ahead you that you cannot believe exists.

It looks impossible, but you rub your eyes to make sure you're not dreaming.

4 Jun 2003 - 12:00am